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as the american consulate came under attack in benghazi. u.s. officials confirm stevens, information officer shawn smith and two other americans were killed as they tried to evacuate staff members from the complex. >> make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the consulate overnight. the mob of mostly conservative muslims was protesting an american made film that they believe insults islam's prophet muhammad. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths. >> reporter: stevens was a career diplomat who had already served to hours in lybia. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. >> reporter: the unrest started in cairo, egypt where demonstrators scaled the wall of the u.s. embassy and tore down the american flag all in the name of religion. republican white house hopeful mitt romney accused the obama administration of sending mixed signals about condemning the attacks. >> possibly the
chris to benghazi during the revolution to show support. he was able to -- he will be able to advise our government about what to do for freedom and democracy for the people of libya. >> reporter: investigators are in ben benghazi. >>> wrongfully convicted in a murder for hire plot justin wolfe was hoping to walk out of a jail today after serving 11 years in console taker confine -- console taker confinement. a judge overturned the sentence after he discovered the prosecution allowed false testimony at trial. we're going live to peggy fox in manassas with more information. peggy? >> report: jc, there was huge disappointment and many tears today in the courtroom after judge mary grace o'brien denied a request for justin wolfe's release. the courtroom wasn't even big enough for all the people who came to support justin wolfe, people who believe he's innocent and spent 11 years on death row for no reason. he was convicted of murder for hire back in 2001 for the shooting death of daniel petrole. both wolfe and petrole war marijuana dealers. the person who shot and killed petrole was owen bar
, militant terrorists and they are the ones who attacked the cult in benghazi and they have been doing their deed for the last 10, 15 years since afghanistan, iraq and now around the world. so you got that movement going. you got mainstream islamic groups like muslim brotherhood groups in egypt and other places who are competing for a new place in the political arena that's evolving in these countries that's democraticizing and old pent up grievances against the united states and other western countries. you have three or four things coming together where they are evolving political conditions and people are competing to get public opinions, so these things come together and that's how we should best understand this. >> is this a subset of the arab world or a broad base thing? >> what's interesting you have these demonstrations all over the islamic world, indonesia, nigeria, bangladesh. the movie triggers anger and rage for muslims across the islamic world. in the arab world you have a set of political grievances against the u.s. and europe and other places and these are coming into pl
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